Along with the great childhood memories I have of visiting our local library and filling up a crate with books to bring home and enjoy, I fondly remember many of the times that my family would sit down and play games together. Whether it was all of us on a Friday night or just my continuous attempts to thwart my older brother's winning ways, those were the days!
There's just something about the experience of spending quality time with friends or loved ones playing something entertaining, enjoyable and even educational that can be so much fun for everyone. So, as my own children get older, I want to be sure to set aside countless hours to play with them as well so that they can learn the value and appreciation for what makes a great game.
And what better way to start than one from a name that we already know and love, MEGA Brands, and their new Mega Bloks Domino Build Game.
Designed for ages 3 - 6, both boys and girls will have a blast learning colors, numbers, animals and matching while boosting their critical thinking and motor skills. Plus, as soon as I opened the box and saw the bright colors and adorable illustrations, I knew that both of my kids were going to be asking for this game again and again.
With the ability to be played with anywhere from two to four players, preparation and setup for the Mega Bloks Domino Build Game was nearly nonexistent, something that I appreciated with two kids who are always extremely eager to begin anything that looks like fun.
After we each selected which of the four animals we were each going to become - lion, elephant, giraffe or polar bear - we set the four Mega Bloks pieces of them nearby and prepared to begin.
Not only did Big Sister E catch on immediately to how to play, she was clamoring to help encourage Little Sister B when it came to matching and laying down her tiles. The two of them were able to work together to figure out which cards could be laid in different places and how the game would turn out differently each time we started again.
And again. And again.
As the Mega Bloks Domino Build Game has been an instant favorite from the beginning, I'm not sure if it ever makes its way fully back into the box and onto the shelf. The girls love playing the actual game...
Or, as Little Sister B is still a bit on the young side for it, just building with the Mega Bloks. After all, they are Mega Bloks. And what kid can resist those?
Retailing for $10.99, this game is overall a great way to develop skills like patience, practice and determination through something fun and simple like the play and manipulation of the pieces. It has been a welcome addition to our collection and one that I know will continue to entertain as well as educate for years to come.
The Mega Bloks Domino Build Game can be found online on Amazon (with free shipping!) or at various retailers across North America. It makes a great gift for any young child, particularly those that are already fans of Mega Bloks!
Speaking of fans, if there is one who loves Mega Bloks in your life then you'll definitely want to check out the Mega Bloks Family Club. There you'll find things like offers, contests, promotions, a free email newsletter, an educational and informative blog, and even a printable coupon for $5 off any $30 or more Mega Bloks purchase. You'll never miss a Mega Bloks beat with this great new Family Club!
Thanks to the generosity of MEGA Brand, one person will be ready to enjoy matching, building, colors, shapes and more with the child in their life, because...
One lucky person will win a Mega Bloks Domino Build Game
from MEGA Brands!
from MEGA Brands!
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A big thank you to Mega Bloks and Team Mom for providing a Mega Bloks Domino Build Game for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.